Floriade Dialogue #7

Food security and resilient agricultural practices


The theme of this Floriade Dialogue is ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture (SDG 2) and ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6).

Food security and resilient agricultural practices

This Floriade Dialogue Webinar brought together global expertise on soil, water, food, energy and socially related solutions for global food security. Food security is a broad topic covering physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Utilization of food through adequate diet, clean water, sanitation and health care and stability: access to adequate food at all times. Global demand for food is set to increase by some 40 percent in the next 20 years. Reason to explore this topic not only from a technological perspective, but also link it to resilience-based policy, Information Systems, capacity building and proper investment perspectives. The focus was put on best practices to sustain global food security and nutrition health.

Pressure on water and food production

Food security is one of the biggest challenges for the coming years worldwide as acknowledged by the Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Food security challenges are exacerbated by climate change. The combination of high rates of population growth and an increasing urbanization further aggravate pressure on water and food production and utilization. Degradation of natural resources, and water scarcity impact food and nutrition insecurity most in populated vulnerable regions worldwide.


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